I read 8 books this month! And we’re back to the mini reviews for wrap-ups!
A House Unsettled by Trynne Delaney – 3.5 stars
I finished up this queer YA haunted house at the start of the month and enjoyed it! Read my full review here!
The Duchess War by Courtney Milan – 5 stars
Sometimes you hear about a hyped up author and are afraid to pick them up because what if they’ve been overhyped? THat is absolutely not the case with Courtney Milan. In fact, she is a new favorite romance author.
I adored Minnie and Robert’s romantic journey and their own personal journeys. Plus, this is the rare historical romance that actually seems rooted in history! Just an utter delight on all levels. If you love historical romances and haven’t given Milan a try, please do yourself a favor and pick something up by her!
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer – 5 stars
I’m sure you’ve already heard about this nonfiction book that combines Western science and Indigenous teachings when talking about the Earth and plants and people. So let me be the umpteenth time to tell you that you need to read this book!!
Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree – 3.25 stars
I finally got to the hyped up cozy fantasy of the year! Read my full review here!
Three Kings by Freydís Moon – 4 stars
Moon announced the release of this magical, poly novella on Instagram this month and I was lucky enough to be selected for an eARC! Read my full review here!
The Case of Windy Lake by Michael Hutchinson
This is a nice story about four Indigenous kids who try to solve the mystery of the missing archaeologist on their reservation. It read a little younger than I initially anticipated, but I’d definitely recommend this for fans of A to Z Mysteries and Cam Jansen (or whatever the more recent equivalent kids mysteries).
Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse – 3 stars
This was the kind of an enjoyable romp I’d expect from a Riordan Presents book. Nizhoni, her brother, and her friend must travel to the House of the Sun to save her father frm being kidnapped by his employer who is a monster.
Overall, this was a 3.5 star story. The main issue was that I wanted a little more depth from the characters and a little more time with the main three. As much as I love stand-alone novels, I did want this to be maybe a duology!
A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan – 4 stars
Like The Duchess War, this holiday novella had a good balance of fluffy romance and difficult backstories for both protagonists. I wasn’t near tears like I was in the first novel, but I did like Lydia and Jonas’ story!
Have you read any of these books? What did you read in November? Let me know in the comments below!